Blue Jays sign president and CEO Mark Shapiro to five-year contract extension
Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro is seen during a press conference announcing the signing of Hyun-Jin Ryu to the team, in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:07AM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed team president and chief executive officer Mark Shapiro to a five-year contract extension.
Team owner Rogers Communications confirmed the signing in a post on Twitter.
Rogers chairman Edward Rogers says Shapiro's leadership and commitment over the last five years have been critical to the team's growth and development.
The Blue Jays returned to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2016.
Toronto posted a 32-28 record in the pandemic-shortened campaign to earn a wild-card spot in the expanded playoffs.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2021.